Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
Gold Medal Packing
Address: 8269 River Rd, Rome, NY 13424
Establishment No.: m17965
USDA Inspection Report: 7 Mar 2011
Violation: 416.1, 416.4(d)
Citation: On March 7, 2011 at 2:30 pm while performing inspection on the line, while slaughtering lambs, I noticed on the last few lambs, the person who trims the necks wasn't trimming the weasand out that was left inside the cavity. I asked who was going to trim the necks and he said he would take care of it. I pointed out and showed and that the weasand was still inside and that the opening in the body cavity at the neck needs to be opened up. When the slaughter was done I went into the cooler off of the kill floor and checked the lamb carcasses. Some of the carcasses still had the weasand inside. Some of the cavities were filled with water and fatty tissue (from washing them), because with the brisket not being split and the neck opening plugged it has no where to go. I immediately tagged the four rails of lamb carcasses with retained tags B 30 436573, B 30 436583, B 30 436582 and B39 766385. I informed of the situation. This is a failure in sanitation operarational dressing procedures.
416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.